Saturday, February 07, 2009

1 minute writer - FLIP SIDE

Write about the negative side of something positive that happened in your life.

When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I felt as if I'd won the lottery. I loved babies, and loved being pregnant, and because the girls were six and nine I wanted two more babies rather than one, so finding out I was pregnant with twins was sort of the ultimate in getting my way. I was no less enamored of the idea once they were born. Mike and Chris were terrific babies, and all of us...A, the girls and I...doted on them. But going out in public with twin babies gave me a small taste of what celebrities must cope with all the time, and I realized immediately that I didn't like it at all. The public is apparently fascinated with multiple births. Strangers would rush up and not hesitate to touch the boys and sometimes try to pick them up, without bothering to ask if that was OK (it wasn't) when they were babies.

1 comment:

cw2smom said...

Oh I can understand how that could be a problem! I've thought about how inconvienient it would be to be a celebrity because of the constant interuptions, but with multiples, it seems like it would be even worse as people just automatically are drawn to babies and are filled with love. Multiples would have to draw lots of comments, questions, stares, etc. It would drive me bonkers, but I guess there are lessons to be learned in patience as well! What a blessing those boys must have been! Lucky you! Lisa